Johannesburg – Isibaya actress Zinhle Mabena was arrested on Tuesday by the police on a charge of attempted murder and conspiracy to commit murder against her husband.
The actress plays the character of Sihle in Mzansi Magic’s TV show, allegedly hired hitmen to kill her husband who is a businessman, Robert Ngwenya.
The couple is believed to be going through a divorce.
According to police statements, Ngwenya’s car was shot at while at petrol a station in Forest Hill, Centurion on January 20 2021, by unknown assailants, and one of his bodyguard’s lost his life.
Sunday World has seen a CCTV footage which clearly shows a Toyota van parking at the stations gas lane, while another Ford Ranger immediately stops at another lane and started shooting at the Ngwenya’s car.
The businessman according to police statement, was not hurt, but two of his bodyguards were shot at, and one lost his life.
The assailants, the video shows had used an AK47 and they had sprayed Ngwenya’s vehicle with numerous bullets before fleeing the scene.
Gauteng Police Spokesperson Kay Makhubeke confirmed Mabena’s arrest and said she was due to appear before the Pretoria Magistrate court today.
Makhubele said the actress was arrested after evidence was uncovered at her home linking her to the attempted murder case.
Sunday World has established through police sources that the police arrested Mabena after they found the AK47 gun and a cellphone which she allegedly used to communicate with the hitmen.
It is also understood that Ngwenya had also received threatening messages from same number which was later found to be in possession of Mabena at her home.
Ngwenya’s refused to comment on the matter.
Watch the video of the alleged ‘hit’ below (WARNING- The video contains graphic acts of violence, sensitive viewers are advised not to watch:
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